Well, with so many requests from you for a video on making a poor man’s router we had to do it and here it is. I think my naming it a poor man’s tool you may think it a poor tool, but that’s not the case. As with all hand routers, the important thing is to not hog off too much at one time. Each time you tap will take you deeper by say 1/32” to 1/16”, which is about right, and this of course depends on how hard you tap.

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